Kim Kardashian West Breaks Silence on Paris Robbery in E! Reality Show
In the latest episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim Kardashian West tearfully chronicled the events of her Paris robbery as her sisters Khloe and Kourtney sat by her side and listened.
At 4:30 a.m. on Oct. 3, 2016, Kim was resting in her Paris hotel room after a night out with Kourtney and stylist Simone Harouche. While lying in bed, the 36-year-old mom recalled hearing footsteps pounding up the stairs, believing it was her sister and friend returning drunk from partying. When she called out, there was no response.
“And then at that moment, when there wasn’t an answer, my heart started to get really tense. I knew something wasn’t quite right,” she said.
Peeking through the door, the reality star saw two men dressed as policemen, holding the concierge down, while being handcuffed and holding a key to the star’s room.
“What I’ve heard from talking to him afterward is, they said, you know, ‘Where’s the rapper’s wife? Let us up to her room!’ in French,” recalled Kim.
She noted that the concierge acted as their interpreter because neither she nor the armed men could understand each other.
The concierge told her to give them her ring — a $4 million gift from husband Kanye West. The robbers then dragged the star and the concierge to the hallway, at the top of the stairs, where Kim realized the men were armed.
“They dragged me out on to the hallway on top of the stairs,” Kim tearfully explained to her sisters. “That’s when I saw the gun clear, like clear as day. I was kind of looking at the gun, looking down back at the stairs.”
Fighting back tears, Kim explained the train of thought she faced when determining an escape route.
“I was like; ‘I have a split second in my mind to make this quick decision,’ ” she details. “Am I going to run down the stairs and either be shot in the back? It makes me so upset to think about it. Either they’re going to shoot me in the back, or if I make it and they don’t, if the elevator does not open in time, or the stairs are locked, then like I’m f—ed. There’s no way out.”
The men then dragged her back into the room, while she begged the concierge to tell them to spare her life, because she has a family. One of the men then placed duct tape on her mouth and grabbed her legs, pulling her…